Friday, May 19, 2006


(That's my favourite conversational sound effect - three shaky notes auguring imminent doom - for those I've never spoken to in person.)

The countdown's begun, people. In 4 short months and a few days, I will be entering a brand-new phase of my life. Some people say nothing changes. Others say everything (referring mostly to one's ability to defy gravity) changes.

Yeah y'all. I'm turning 30. The final frontier.

(You'll have to forgive me. I come from a long line of drama queens. And I realize it's hardly the final frontier, as most Japanese women live well into their 80s. But I might as well blow it completely out of proportion and have some fun with this thing. It's the least I should get in exchange for cellulite and droopy boobs. On the upside, I'm finally old enough to have toyboys who are old enough to be dating.)

Here's the thing: I want the big three-oh to be special. And the easiest way to make it special is to skip town for a more exotic, memorable locale. On a recent Amazon spending spree, I got the Lonely Planet Blue List 06-07, which is great for providing information... But it's also a heck of a lot of information to process. There are too many wonderful places in the world and I just can't choose which one to hit first.

Which is why I'm hoping that someone will tell me what to do. The date is late September and as I don't have a death wish, I plan to avoid places like Afghanistan and Columbia (while also avoiding the more insidious extreme, Disney resort packages in Florida).

Any suggestions?


Blogger teahouse said...

Hey, congrats on turning the big 3-0! I turned 30 in September, and I promise that the anticipation is much worse than the actual event.

Once I actually turned 30, it was as if a great weight had been lifted off my shoulders.

I actually think I look better now than I did in my 20s!

1:33 AM  
Blogger e! said...

Hey! I'm not 30 YET!!! I try to tell myself that I increase in fabulousness year after year, despite all the doom and gloom predictions people make about the perkiness of my ass.

I hope you're right.

12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least enjoy the 4 months you have left of being 29!! The glass is half full Etta, the glass is half full.

7:44 PM  
Blogger e! said...

Hey, it's all good, I'm just having fun with this thing.

I'll always milk any excuse to go travelling!

11:28 AM  
Blogger Arevette Avon said...

Thirty was no big deal for me. Maybe you could save some money and just go out for dinner at your favorite restaurant. Have a bottle of wine afterwards with your closest friends and relatives?
On the other hand, if you have the travelling bug, I think dinner in any of the major European cities could be a memorable experience. Or maybe dinner in Niagara Falls, Canada. You could look over the Falls and imagine all that water as the years of your life!
Happy birthday by the way!!!

11:04 PM  

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